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Synonyms for imposture

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Synonyms for imposture

pretending to be another person

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In this city of Naples, they believe in and support one of the wretchedest of all the religious impostures one can find in Italy--the miraculous liquefaction of the blood of St.
*This relates to a book published some years ago in Germany, and said to be by Herschel, which contained a description of the moon and its inhabitants, written with such a semblance of truth that many were deceived by the imposture.
For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity-- to practise imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires.
But I am strongly inclined to believe not only the corpse was refused Christian burial, but that the heart which was brought to Vancouver some time after the event, and which the Hawiians stoutly maintained was that of Captain Cook, was no such thing; and that the whole affair was a piece of imposture which was sought to be palmed off upon the credulous Englishman.
The third and last (which is the great one) is, that almost all of them, being infinite in number, have been impostures, and by idle and crafty brains merely contrived and feigned, after the event past.
And, in fine, of false sciences I thought I knew the worth sufficiently to escape being deceived by the professions of an alchemist, the predictions of an astrologer, the impostures of a magician, or by the artifices and boasting of any of those who profess to know things of which they are ignorant.
It is true he was guilty of some slight impostures, but unless he was a great Wizard how -- let me ask -- could he have hidden this girl Ozma so securely that no one can find her?"
We expect the state name issue of Macedonia to be resolved without external pressure and the artificial terms and conditions imposture, and to be based on broad public support and exclusively within the legal field, Lukashevich says.
You marvel at their being taken in by "Jack King", but also at Roberts's cunning and bravery in sustaining the imposture for three years; one false move might have given the game away, and there would have been plenty among his duped legions ready to take revenge.
It also shows that the governments are armless in front of this kind of state lie or imposture, said Goulet, adding that the solution is to put this question at the Security Council level.
HYDERABAD -- A man who pretended to be a journalist and tried to elicit information from the court room of an Additional District and Session Judge was arrested over charges of imposture.
Posing, these works seem to say, is not so much a sign of imposture as it is the necessary precondition for expression.
One can also feel sorry for those who suffer from extreme poverty despite the fact that a better life is perfectly possible, as well as for those who are so desperate that they cannot prevent their poverty and deprivation from being used as a veil for the imposture of arrogant fools who are dazed by their wealth.